Byrne has been the Alabama athletic director since 2017 and in such time has extended contracts on Nick Saban, fired Avery Johnson and hired Nate Oats and hired Brad Bohannon. The football team has won two national championships while he has been in charge, the basketball team is in the midst of its deepest run in 17 years and the state of all the programs on campus is generally on the rise.
Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne commented on the story insinuating that the athletic department is planning on returning to a full capacity Bryant-Denny Stadium for the 2021 season. This past year the stadium was reduced to 20% capacity due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to a statement from the University of Alabama Athletic Department both Nick Saban and Greg Byrne have tested positive for COVID-19. Both Saban and Byrne have entered isolation and are away from the facilities.
Alabama Athletic Director Greg Byrne joined Ryan Fowler on The Game to discuss this weekend's first home game, how Alabama is protecting its athletes during the pandemic, scheduling future games, budgeting and the Coleman Coliseum renovation plans.
There was no football practice Monday for the Alabama Crimson Tide. Instead, its players and coaches participated in a march protesting the social injustices that have ignited outrage again throughout the country. From Breonna Taylor, to George Floyd to Jacob Blake, we have all seen and heard about the instances of violence at the hands of police that have sparked social unrest in the country.
Alabama Athletic Director, Greg Byrne met with the media today on a Zoom call to offer an update on the Alabama football season and where the program stands as the fall semester is about to get underway.
Racial injustice is in the forefront of the news cycle amid the recent death's of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. Amid the protests of racial injustice, many minorities have been sharing personal accounts of racism they have experienced. One former Crimson Tide Gymnast, Tia Kiaku, tells a story of her experience as a member of the Alabama gymnastics team.
It is completely up in the air whether fans will be at games this season. Tens of thousands of people packed into ruckus stadiums across the country every Saturday on the heels of this pandemic is difficult to visualize. Could it work anyway?